Schooner Adventure Lecture Series
“The Annual, 1500-Mile Long Triangular Migration Of Wild Atlantic Stripers” presented by Richard G. Murphy. Rich Murphy is a civil engineer who works for the State of Massachusetts and whose avocation is fishing for Atlantic Stripers, has recently published his first book: “Fly-Fishing for Striped Bass.” Painstakingly researched and beautifully illustrated, it is the definitive publication about wild Atlantic stripers.
Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 PM at the Sawyer Free Library, Friend Room, 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester, MA. Admission Free. Supported by VarianSea & Cape Ann Insurance Agency, Inc. Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure. For more information contact Joanne Souza at 978-281-8079 or www.schooner-adventure.org.
The Gloucester Adventure, Inc a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events and fundraising.
One of the last five surviving Essex-built dory-fishing schooners, the Adventure is an icon of the nation’s fishing industry and a centerpiece of America’s oldest fishing port. Adventure is a destination site on the Essex National Heritage Area Maritime Trail–the only National Historic Landmark vessel in Essex County. It serves as a living memorial to the more than 5,000 Gloucester fishermen who perished at sea. Built in 1926, the Adventure was the last American dory-trawler, fishing in the North Atlantic when she retired in 1953.
For more information, visit www.schooner-adventure.org.